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Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 7, 2015
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“Living the Farm Sanctuary Life is a beautiful picture of how we can all thrive without eating meat, without harming animals. The book includes practical advice and amazing recipes that I hope will inspire everyone to live compassionately and conscientiously.” ―Richard Linklater, American film director and screenwriter
“Every one of my visits to Farm Sanctuary makes me feel happy and healthy. I feel the same way every time I dip into this inspiring book, which is a fantastic guide for everyone interested in living a healthier and more humane life.” ―Emily Deschanel, actress and producer
“This extraordinary book offers warm, intelligent advice on how to live thoughtfully in this world. It inspires and reminds us all to align our actions with our values.” ―Moby, musician
“Living the Farm Sanctuary Life can actually change your life if you follow its inspiring and thoughtful advice. Everyone should read this book! Everyone should live the Farm Sanctuary life!” ―Rip Esselstyn, bestselling author of The Engine 2 Diet
“Farm Sanctuary is such an oasis of goodness and hope. Bringing its lifestyle into your own home and community through this extraordinary book is a blueprint for creating a better, happier world.” ―Kathy Freston, bestselling author of The Lean and Veganist
“As a 20-year supporter of Farm Sanctuary I'm so grateful for the way it presents such a beautiful example of how humans can live in harmony with other animals. And I love Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, which brings me the beauty and tranquility of Farm Sanctuary wherever I am.” ―Kevin Nealon, actor and comedian
“Farm Sanctuary is one of the most extraordinary places on earth. This book replicates that amazing place, showing you why living the Farm Sanctuary lifestyle is good for you, good for your health, good for the environment, and, of course, good for animals. Buy this book for a friend, and change a life!” ―Joan Jett
“Do you want your life to be an expression of what lives in your heart? A statement of your caring and compassion? If so, you've come to the right place, because that's exactly what Living the Farm Sanctuary Life will help you do. Filled with heartwarming and inspiring stories, this book made me feel glad to be alive. If you want to see new opportunities to bring more love into your life, heed this wonderful book.” ―John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America, President of the Food Revolution Network
About the Author
Gene Baur is the cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary and was named "the conscience of the food movement" by Time magazine. He has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal, among many other print outlets, and is a frequent guest on television. He lives in Washington, DC.
Gene Stone is the author of nine bestsellers, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Forks Over Knives. He lives in New York City.
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Part one of the book is called "A Happier, Healthier, More Compassionate Life", which talks about the history of Farm Sanctuary, Gene's life growing up, and his path from activist to vegan. It also lays out the five tenets of Farm Sanctuary Living. He says, "my interest in activism led me to examine the relationship between humans and other animals, and I soon came to realize that animal agriculture was a cruel, inefficient, and wasteful system." Gene founded Farm Sanctuary in 1986 with his friend Lorri Houston and the first animal he saved at a stockyard was a sheep named Hilda. She and other animals Gene saved from slaughter were brought to Farm Sanctuary where they lived the rest of their life in peace.
Quotes from the section of the book called The Five Tenets of Farm Sanctuary Living:
Tenet 1: Live and eat in alignment with your values. "The Farm Sanctuary way of living offers you a chance to do better: to match your heart with your food choices and, in so doing, help solve many of modern life's quandaries, ranging from the intolerable plight of animals in the factory farming system to our nation's poor health to environmental devastation."
Tenet 2: Engage in mindful connection with animals. "I believe that humans are a fundamentally empathic species and that this empathy has helped us evolve in the past and will be a key to our future evolution as well. The more humans understand and respect other creatures on earth-and the earth itself-the more likely we all are to survive."
Tenet 3: Engage in a mindful connection with your food. "Food contains life-sustaining nourishment and, as it courses through our bodies, the nutrients we ingest are absorbed into our very cells. To a major degree, we literally are what we eat."
Tenet 4: Eat plants for your health. ""Here's a news flash: You don't need to eat animal foods to be healthy and strong! Consuming animal foods actually contributes to serious health problems. Our bodies are best suited to consume plant foods."
Tenet 5: Eat plants for the health of the Earth. "Living in harmony with animals and the environment is not simply a matter of being in nature and communing with our fellow creatures. It's also about acknowledging that communing with animals rather than eating them is the healthiest choice that we can make for the planet and the future generations that will inhabit it."
Part two is called "Farm Sanctuary in Your Kitchen" where Gene talks about kitchen essentials, plant based staples, and substitutes for animal-based foods. And finally, the last part of the book is called "The Recipes" where you'll find delicious vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts!
This is Farm Sanctuary's Mission: To protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.
About Factory Farming : In an ideal world, there would be no need for Farm Sanctuary as it exists today. There would be no factory farms or stockyards. Cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and sheep would be free to roam in their pastures, sleep in the sun, scratch at the earth, and enjoy life. Animals in today’s industrialized farms are treated like commodities. They are crowded into warehouses, confined so tightly that they cannot easily walk or even turn around. They are de-beaked, de-toed, and their tails are docked without anesthetic. Their bones break because their bodies have been manipulated to grow so fast that they can’t support their own weight. Factory farm animals are denied fresh air, sun, wholesome food, room to move, and the freedom to exhibit their natural behaviors. This rampant abuse of millions of animals every day is largely invisible to the public.
About Farm Sanctuary : Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. We have rescued thousands of animals and cared for them at our sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Northern California (Orland); and the Los Angeles area. At Farm Sanctuary, these animals are our friends, not our food. We educate millions of people about their plight and the effects of factory farming on our health and environment. We advocate for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion, and we reach out to legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms.
Farm Sanctuary is committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through rescue, education, and advocacy efforts. Please join us. A compassionate world begins with you!
As the subtitle states, this book is "The ultimate guide to eating mindfully, living longer, and feeling better every day"! If you have been thinking of cutting meat out your diet, even for one day a week, this is the book for you. It is very, very informative, even if you are a vegetarian or vegan. I advise everyone to have a copy of this book in their home and kitchen.
Buy a copy of this book — do it for the animals we share this planet with.
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